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Hit the Road

Hit the Road

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  • Premiered: 
    October 17, 2017
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  • Network: AT&T/DirecTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jason Alexander, Peter Tilden & Dean Craig 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: music

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Plot Synopsis

Created by and starring Jason Alexander, HIT THE ROAD is a half-hour comedy series about a dysfunctional family with a maniacally driven father Ken, who leads a wife Meg with a colorful past and their maladjusted teen kids around America in a second-hand tour bus, seeking fame and fortune as a PARTRIDGE FAMILY-esque pop music group. Amid their misadventures in the lower echelons of the music business, the family deals with the daily challenges of adolescence, marital woes, financial ruin, moral quandaries, over-inflated egos and the various difficulties that come with living crammed together on a bus. where the sacrifice their privacy, comfort and dignity. Along the way, they face the kinds of odd-ball and risque characters and situations that can only be found in the world of rock and roll. Ken is the ultimate dreamer and the ultimate schemer, who always believed that he is an extraordinary talent and a singularly deserving artist. Even though the rest of the world has been steadfastly less enthusiastic about him, he is resolutely determined to find fame and fortune for himself and his family -- at any cost. His wife, Meg, has been many things: a bohemian, carefree spirit espousing free love and crazy highs; a dutiful and devoted wife; a patient and caring mother; a talented composer and pianist. But now that she has joined Ken for a new life on the road, she can't quite figure out who she is and what she wants. Their oldest daughter, Ria, is the quintessential teenage girl with big talent and a bad attitude. She is a diva goddess in the making -- an undeniably talented singer, songwriter and guitarist with a siren's sexiness and a serpent's tongue -- and she will pursue music with -- or without -- her family. The oldest son, Alex, is a seemingly carefree, simple, sweet guy with puppy-like qualities that never make others feel stupid. It is most likely that this easy-going, laid back, "it's all good" vibe is the result of some combination of the many drugs that Alex has squirreled away on the bus and that he openly talks about, uses and trades. Their adopted son, Jermaine, is the moral center of the family, valuing decency, godliness, education, honesty -- all values that are generally dismissed by the others. He has never really known security and as a result, he is prone to many kinds of affliction from asthma to skin rashes, bloody noses to gastric distress. The family is rounded out by their youngest daughter, Casey, who is articulate beyond her years and devoted to any number of fine pursuits and causes. She is a talented musician but not driven to perform; intelligent but willing to embrace silliness; moral but willing to compromise a bit; sweet but able to hold anyone's feet to the fire; young but in many ways an old soul.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Primary Wave Entertainment
  • Produced by Fabrik Entertainment